Happy Birthday, Authors!: A Look at Writers Born in February

Happy Birthday, Authors!: A Look at Writers Born in February

Do you share a birthday with your favorite author? Here, we take a look at novelists, poets, journalists, and other writers born during the month of February.

February 1
Langston Hughes (1902)
Jerry Spinelli (1941)

February 2
James Joyce (1882)
Ayn Rand (1905)
Ina Garten (1948)

February 3
Gertrude Stein (1874)
James A. Michener (1907)
Paul Auster (1947)

February 4
MacKinlay Kantor (1904)
Betty Friedan (1921)
Stewart O’Nan (1961)

February 5
William S. Burroughs (1914)

February 7
Charles Dickens (1812)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867)
Sinclair Lewis (1885)
Gay Talese (1932)

February 8
Jules Verne (1828)
Kate Chopin (1850)
Elizabeth Bishop (1911)
John Grisham (1955)

February 9
J. M. Coetzee (1940)
Alice Walker  (1944)

February 10
Boris Pasternak (1890)

February 11
Jane Yolen (1939)

February 12
Judy Blume (1938)

February 13
Elaine Pagels (1943)

February 15
Matt Groening (1954)

February 16
Richard Ford (1944)

February 18
Wallace Stegner (1909)
Toni Morrison (1931)
Audre Lorde (1934)

February 19
Amy Tan (1952)

February 20
Richard Matheson (1926)

February 21
Anaïs Nin (1903)
Ha Jin (1956)
Chuck Palahniuk (1962)

February 22
Hugo Ball (1886)
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892)
Sean O’Faolain (1900)
Morley Callaghan (1903)
Edward Gorey (1925)

February 23
John Sandford (1944)

February 24
Etel Adnan (1925)

February 25
Anthony Burgess (1917)

February 26
Christopher Marlowe (1593)
Victor Hugo (1802)

February 27
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807)
John Steinbeck (1902)
N. Scott Momaday (1934)

February 28
Walter Tevis (1928)

Know of an author who should be on this list? Leave a comment and let us know!

Myfanwy Collins
Myfanwy Collins is a Massachusetts-based mother, writer, and reader. She has an MA in English Literature and has published two novels and a collection of short stories. As a young writer, her mentor told her that in order to be the best writer, she needed to first be the best reader. She continues to pursue her best-reader merit badge. Her current reading obsessions are the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan Novels.

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